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PremierLeague-News.Com - The duo were stopped on the A46 as they travelled to Coventry from Buckinghamshire
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A pair of pals have been shamed by police officers - after they travelled 60 miles amid the coronavirus lockdown to see a second hand car. The duo were stopped on the A46 as they travelled to Coventry from Buckinghamshire. They were in the West Midlands to view a second hard car - and stopped by cops while in a Toyota Yaris near to Leamington on Monday (January 12). Both now face a £200 fine for breaching coronavirus regulations. Officers from OPU Warwickshire took to social media to say: "Yesterday afternoon we stopped this Toyota Yaris on the A46 northbound near Leamington Spa. "The driver and passenger were friends who did not live together and had travelled up from Buckinghamshire to view a second hand car for sale in Coventry. This is not an essential journey. "Both driver and passenger reported for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules and will be fined £200 each.
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. "In Government, there are endless discussions taking place about the state of coronavirus, support and capacity within the NHS, and also lockdown measures right now," she told a No 10 news conference. "We are not going to speculate on anything. These issues are live within Government." She was challenged to explain why Derbyshire Police had fined two women for going for a walk five miles from their home while the Prime Minister was allowed to go for a bike ride seven miles from No 10.
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Play now Derbyshire Police subsequently rescinded the fixed penalty notices and apologised. The Home Secretary told a Downing Street press conference that "we all have to exercise our judgment and be very conscientious as to how we act". "When it comes to exercising, I do say stay local - staying local is absolutely crucial."
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